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A&W coffee is so good

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MonctonMan wrote:
Apr 1st, 2017 9:42 pm
Freshness would be my concern. That is the advantage of Tim Hortons. They sell so much brewed coffee it is always fresh. Even at Starbucks the brewed coffee might have been brewed a while ago, as most drinks are expresso based.

It isn't only black vs. cream and sugar. What you eat adds flavour to the coffee. Some people add a pinch of salt directly to their coffee! Tooth paste, mouthwash and gum, things we use as considerate coffee drinkers, can have a devastating impact of the taste of coffee.

So for a true taste test, you should rinse your mouth with water first. Also, stick to the same city, as city water is a main ingredient in brewed coffee. Also, coffee sales are much higher in cold climates like Canada's. That summer coffee won't taste that great unless you are in Vancouver or the air conditioning is blasting.

Kind of ironic that A&W has "fair trade" coffee. Nothing fair about an A&W salary. Try paying the rent with $11 an hour in Moncton, never mind Toronto. Adult minimum wage in Australia is C$18 an hour! Just saying.

Tip: Adjust your taste buds to cheap communist Vietnamese robusta coffee at home (most instant coffee). You will learn to like it. And nothing is fairer than communism. Right? ;)

As a bonus, Robusta coffee has significantly more caffeine than Arabica.
The A&W I frequent marks their pots with time, and the coffee is thrown out on a schedule, much like Tim's Ho's. I don't know if it's a chain-wide policy or not.
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Mar 14th, 2017 12:39 pm
When I go to A&W I want the root beer so coffee is a second on my list no matter how good it is.
Goes for me too. I always get the root beer.
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MonctonMan wrote:
Apr 1st, 2017 9:42 pm
Freshness would be my concern. That is the advantage of Tim Hortons. They sell so much brewed coffee it is always fresh. Even at Starbucks the brewed coffee might have been brewed a while ago, as most drinks are expresso based.
Hard to take coffee advice from someone using the word expresso.
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I tried their coffee before it was terrible, it was probably before the change though. To me MCD coffee is still the best, they might have consistency issue sometimes but good for me most of the time.
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LoveRFD wrote:
Apr 2nd, 2017 8:45 am
I tried their coffee before it was terrible, it was probably before the change though. To me MCD coffee is still the best, they might have consistency issue sometimes but good for me most of the time.
Yea, I tried all three: McDonald's, Tim Hortons, A&W. McD overall has a fresher taste and smoother in flavor, imo.
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Cas77 wrote:
Apr 2nd, 2017 8:29 am
Hard to take coffee advice from someone using the word expresso.
Expresso is the Canadian spelling of the Italian-American word espresso. ;)
But seriously, the words derive from the latin word exprimiere. Expresso is what the French use. Since there are already so many French words in English, for consistency sake, intellectuals like myself prefer the French spelling, so as not to confuse the plebs (by the way, an awesome TV show).
http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_vall ... rical.html

Toronto is a very small part of Canada
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I've tried in the past.. Nothing special that I noticed.
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Would give it a try at some point.
Is A&W coffee cheaper than Van Houtte? or at the same price?
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I am never a fan of any fast food chain, especially burgers! Only liked Timis breakfast and Mac breakfast before, not a coffee drinker either.
But A&W surprised me with their sweet potato fries and root beer once. This morning I am surprised with their coffee, exactly like what ppl said here, it’s smooth and I love it!
Someone mentioned their burgers are tasteless, I had to mention that they use 100% local farmers products. I don’t eat burger, haven’t eat a Mac burger like in years, but if I had to grab a meal, I’d rather go to A&W.
Cons: A&W uses burgers bread for their breaki and I’m not a big fan of that. I think if A&W can improve their breakfast bun to English muffin, biscuits or crossiant, even just toasted bread are better than what they r serving now!
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rachelrx wrote:
Oct 28th, 2017 12:25 pm
Cons: A&W uses burgers bread for their breaki and I’m not a big fan of that. I think if A&W can improve their breakfast bun to English muffin, biscuits or crossiant, even just toasted bread are better than what they r serving now!
You have an option of toasted English Muffin or Sesame seed bun.

See the Breakfast menu online
https://web.aw.ca/en/our-menu/breakfast
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tk1000 wrote:
Oct 28th, 2017 12:31 pm
You have an option of toasted English Muffin or Sesame seed bun.

See the Breakfast menu online
https://web.aw.ca/en/our-menu/breakfast
Glad to know that, I didn’t know there is an option since I don’t go there often. This morning is my Second visit to A&W of the year.
Good thing is that they have breakfast meal choice and their dining environment is much much much better than any Mac Donald’s or Tim Horton’s! And it is a 24 hours opened one!
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What’s wrong with espresso now? Please educate me.
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MonctonMan wrote:
Apr 1st, 2017 9:42 pm
Freshness would be my concern. That is the advantage of Tim Hortons. They sell so much brewed coffee it is always fresh. Even at Starbucks the brewed coffee might have been brewed a while ago, as most drinks are expresso based.

It isn't only black vs. cream and sugar. What you eat adds flavour to the coffee. Some people add a pinch of salt directly to their coffee! Tooth paste, mouthwash and gum, things we use as considerate coffee drinkers, can have a devastating impact of the taste of coffee.

So for a true taste test, you should rinse your mouth with water first. Also, stick to the same city, as city water is a main ingredient in brewed coffee. Also, coffee sales are much higher in cold climates like Canada's. That summer coffee won't taste that great unless you are in Vancouver or the air conditioning is blasting.

Kind of ironic that A&W has "fair trade" coffee. Nothing fair about an A&W salary. Try paying the rent with $11 an hour in Moncton, never mind Toronto. Adult minimum wage in Australia is C$18 an hour! Just saying.

Tip: Adjust your taste buds to cheap communist Vietnamese robusta coffee at home (most instant coffee). You will learn to like it. And nothing is fairer than communism. Right? ;)

As a bonus, Robusta coffee has significantly more caffeine than Arabica.
Funny, RFD is known for product and service, since when we also have to consider their wages as one part of comparison too?
And even I don’t drink that much coffee, why more caffeine is a bonus too?
Personally prefer the fruity smooth taste than harsh Woody taste, I guess I’m team arabica as Kona coffee and Blue mountain coffee.
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MonctonMan wrote:
Apr 1st, 2017 9:42 pm
Adult minimum wage in Australia is C$18 an hour! Just saying.
You left out the price of a cup of coffee there vs here. Just saying...

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